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Collaborative Australian study seeking children 2-6 for healthy habits trial

A collaborative study by researchers from the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Early Start, NSW Health and the University of Newcastle is exploring ways in which parents and carers can help children to develop healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep habits in young children.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Positive mental health is a key ingredient for children’s early learning, study finds

A recent study into the factors which help children to thrive at school has found that strong and positive mental health is an asset for learning.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

UNE early childhood researcher creates resources to support with pain of deployment

University of New England (UNE) early childhood education researcher Dr Marg Rogers  is leading a UNE research team’s efforts to write two new programs for educators and parents, to help support young children of defence families cope with the stress of separation.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Projects, programs and Reggio Emilia: What can babies teach us?

Progettazione and programmazione are terms which may be familiar to those who aspire to emulate the educational program, practice and philosophies of Reggio Emilia but for those who are unfamiliar, what do these terms mean, and what role do babies have in helping educators to explore these terms in more depth?

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Better pay and more challenge: here’s how to get our top students to become teachers

Australia’s young high achievers are turning their backs on teaching. They want to make a difference in their careers, and they are interested in teaching, but when it comes to the crunch they choose professions with better pay and more challenge.

3 months ago

by Peter Goss, Grattan Institute and Julie Sonnemann, Grattan Institute